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Fraser
2010-Jan-26, 07:50 PM
The Spirit rover's driving days are likely over, as efforts to extricate the rover have been curtailed. "We do not believe that Spirit is extractable," said Doug McCuistion, director of NASA's Mars Exploration Program. But mission managers stressed that today is not a day of loss at this point, as they hope to [...]

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Buttercup
2010-Jan-26, 08:35 PM
Doesn't surprise me. RIP sweet "little" MER. :(

KaiYeves
2010-Jan-26, 08:38 PM
He. Is. Not. Dead. Yet.

sabianq
2010-Jan-26, 08:54 PM
geesch...
you would think they could build them better...

[/snark]

it was a good run. i wonder what will be next,,,
maybe they will send Hoagland...

antoniseb
2010-Jan-26, 09:15 PM
Spirit got some great data and some great panoramas from the hilltops. Opportunity is still rolling, and might get to some hills of its own.

Swift
2010-Jan-26, 09:23 PM
geesch...
you would think they could build them better...

[/snark]

Yeah, designed to last 90 days and they only get six years out of it. Pretty poor performance.

;)